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  • I want to send some of your products to somebody as a gift. Can you include a card?

    Of couse!  Simply place your order and then email your personalized message to: info@montellotastingroom.com

     

    How long has your balsamic vinegar been aged?

     Italy has asked that their DOP/PGI laws be extended to all countries, therefore we do not claim any specific age on our balsamic vinegar. It contains a minimum of 80% high quality grape must, making the resultant product naturally thick and sweet. We invite you to compare our products with the "18 Year" varieties sold by many speciality stores and decide for yourself which product is superior.

    What's the best way to make a vinaigrette?

    A 2-to-1 ratio of olive oil to balsamic vinegar with some salt and pepper makes the classic salad dressing. But when we make a vinaigrette, we often reach for Dijon mustard, which helps to emulsify the two together. Not just for salads: Drizzle over roasted potatoes, serve alongside rotisserie chicken, or spoon over a sandwich. 

    Why aren't your products certified organic?

    We realized that by not pursuing organic certification, we would be able to support a broader base of farmers who have elected to produce their products sustainably and organically without being certified. While we understand that some people would pay extra for that option, we feel that our great tasting, healthy, quality products stand for themselves and are a little easier on your wallet.  

    How long can I keep my olive oil?

    According to the California Olive Oil Council, extra virgin olive oil is best when used within 18 months from harvest. As oxidation occurs naturally over time, it is best to use the oil up once it is open within the first 6 months.

    Can you refill my empty bottle?

    We do not offer a refill program because we cannot be certain the returned bottle is clean, sanitized and completely dry. This policy protects the quality of our products and overall customer health. 

    What happens if a bottle breaks during shipment?

    Though we hear tremendous amounts of praise for our packaging efforts, there is still a small chance that a box can get roughed up a bit on its way to your home. If you receive a box with a broken bottle, just send a picture of the damaged package and product to info@montellotastingroom.com and we'll ship you a new one free of charge.